iSchoolAfrica, an education initiative that reaches schools across South Africa in rural and township settings, is the official implementation partner of onebillion in South Africa. onebillion’s international team of experts have built educational software for children in and out of school, and together with VSO and partner organisations around the globe, the organisation works to bring this software directly into the hands of the child.
The iSchoolAfrica programme brings this global learning software to under-resourced rural and township schools across the country. In fact, not only has the onebillion Numeracy software helped children in the iSchoolAfrica programme cement basic Numeracy concepts, but most of all, these learners have started to love Maths, while their English vocabulary has also increased, and school absenteeism has decreased.
Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE commented, “Learning how to read, write and demonstrate basic math are essential building blocks for those who want to live free from poverty and its limitations, and we believe that this competition clearly demonstrated the accelerated learning made possible through the educational applications developed by our teams, and ultimately hope that this movement spurs a revolution in education, worldwide.”
Michelle Lissoos, Director at iSchoolAfrica, added, “With this easy to use software, learners proceed at their own pace and get immediate feedback. The software has helped over 13,000 foundation phase learners in 45 of our iSchoolAfrica schools to cement their basic Numeracy concepts. The impact is measurable, and each child’s progress is tracked.”
Chante Pieterse, Grade 2 teacher at Westerlig Primary School and in the iSchoolAfrica programme, concluded, “Using the onebillion app has assisted my weaker learners with their Numeracy ability. Before they were shy and hesitant in the classroom, but now they have confidence and want to share what they have learned. The one-to-one learning helps them to learn at their own pace and they don’t feel anxious about their own progress anymore.”
IT News Africa will host the fourth edition of the Education Innovation Summit set to take place on the 29th May 2019, at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton.
The event will focus on exploring emerging educational technology trends and aims to provide solutions to technology challenges within education. Under the theme “Reshaping Education for a Tech-Driven Future” the summit will bring together local and international experts, policy makers, academics, service providers and EduTech specialists- all sharing their expertise and experiences with emerging technologies in the education sector.
Ways to participate:
1. To register visit: http://www.educationinnovationsummit.co.za/
2. To sponsor or exhibit your education technology solutions at the summit visit:http://www.educationinnovationsummit.co.za/sponsor/
3. To speak at the conference send an email to Virginia@itnewsafrica.com
Education Innovation Summit
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